Moroccan football player Achraf Hakimi won the award for Best Arab Sportsman in Saudi Arabia.

The 24-year-old player was rewarded for his outstanding 2022 season with his club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and his odyssey into world cup history with the Moroccan national squad.

In Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, some of the biggest names in the movie industry, sports and entertainment from the region and beyond gathered for the Joy Awards on Saturday (Jan.21).

Hakimi’s club won last week’s exhibition match against Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2 goals for the Saudis, Hakimi teammates secured a 5-4 victory. 

The Joy Awards are considered one of the largest ceremonies to honour artistic achievements of the Arab world, featuring more than 13 awards that are handed to nominated female and male celebrities.

The event is hosted by the General Entertainment Authority in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

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